30A Farmer’s Market taking root at Rosemary Beach

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM.

"It's a way to be a part of the great community we live in," she said. 

With goods available such as organic produce, grass-fed beef, sweet breads, local honey and, of course, cupcakes, you can get most of your grocery shopping done in the center of Rosemary Beach.

Vendors at the market include: Hale & Hearty Foods featuring organic frozen dishes, Jennifer's Personalized Cuisine, featuring dried soup mixes, pastas and sea salt, Santa Rosa Cheese, The Green Man featuring organic produce, Pirate Gourmet, Sir Arthur's Dog Treats, Arrowhead Beef and Enticing Cupcakes.

Eventually, Kolopanas would like to see the market expand from offering healthy food choices into a hybrid of a health and wellness expo with educational demonstrations from local businesses teaching market shoppers how to eat and live a healthier life free from antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, herbicides and other harmful chemicals. Organizers also aim to educate the community on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. The first market will see massage demonstrations from Vivo Spa Salon, but Kolopanas said she'd like to see more businesses — such as YOLO — participate.

"We're open to letting local businesses come and promote what they do," she said.

The 30A Farmer's Market will be a family-friendly event and is first and foremost meant to be fun.

"We just want people to enjoy themselves," Kolopanas said.

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